Holiday Decor

Autumn Party Highlights

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Welcome back to another week everyone, hope you all had a relaxing weekend! I had my hands full with projects involving black paint from a front door at the shelter house to a set of two small chests, both given a makeover with primer and paint.  I’ll share them soon, but in the meantime, I’d like to thank all of those bloggers who linked up last week to the Autumn Party, here are a few tablescapes and vignettes that caught my eye.

I love the contrast between the chalkboard runner and white accents on Liz Marie’s table.

chalkboard runner liz marie blog

 

Get inspired by KariAnne at Thistlewood Farm, she knows how to style a hutch for fall!

thistlewood farm fall hutch decor

 

I love how Pam at Simple Details saved oh $1,700+ and created a $5 vase inspired by a Kelly Wearstler bowl.

gold vase simple details

 

“October gave a party; the leaves by hundreds came, the Ashes, Oaks, and Maples,
and leaves of every name…” read more of this poem and see more of this tablescape at Back Porch Musings.

back porch musings tablescape

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Autumn Table Setting + Link Party

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Greetings my friends and welcome to the Autumn Tablescape & Vignette par-tay! I was inspired to set a table in the traditional tones of orange, chocolate, and gold this year with a white backdrop to balance it all out. Our dining room is neutral and combines mixed wood tones which makes it easy to change the palette by season.

fall dining room

I’m crushing on these geometric candlesticks – they’re simple yet striking and so affordable, I couldn’t resist adding them to my collection, one set on each side of the table. I think tortoise shell glass is hawt, I’ve had that hurricane vase for over ten years (can’t recall where I bought it) it but the small tumblers turned votive candleholders are from Pier One.

gold candlesticks fall table

 

place setting on table

 

I found these sweet little soup bowls at HomeGoods with a delicate maple motif on the outside and pinecone on the inside. The global inspired patterned napkins are from Pier One, and the table runner fabric is my Sprig pattern in an autumn colorway. (This pattern and others will be available in a few Christmas colors in Nov and everyday colors in January!) The white square plate and gold square charger are from last year’s silver and gold tablescape. The wood handled Sawyer flatware is from World Market.

autumn leaves soup bowl

 

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Autumn in the Living Room

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

It rained on Saturday. You know that first rain of the fall season that fills the air with a scent you wish you could bottle? The one that’s created by the raindrops falling on summer’s residue. Coupled with the sound of cars driving through puddles, it made me want to open all the windows and doors just to breathe it all in. And then to curl up with a cozy throw, a cup of coffee, and a great book.

autumn mantel centsational girl

I’m trying out a new mirror on the mantel (source below), the famous white one has been there for so many years I needed a break but I still love it so it will return next summer. This season, the look in the living room is neutral and warm, a ‘menswear meets cabinet of curiosities’ approach that includes layers of texture and wood tones.

trio of yellow candlesticks

leaves pumpkins boxes on mantel

I was inspired by a fine piece of Harris Tweed wool I found at a thrift store a few weeks ago and thought how lovely and cozy the fabric would be stitched up into pillows by the “fireside” – an arrangement of birch branches and lit candles.

candles and birch logs in fireplace

 

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